The Ride of Silence Will Not Be Quiet

When: Wed., May 21, 6:15 p.m. 2014

ence (now in its eleventh year) will begin in North America and continue to roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to Share the Road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. The Ride, which is held during National Bike Safety Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and government officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The Monroe County ride will consist of cyclists from all organized groups and individuals from the greater Rochester area. Approximately 100 cyclists are expected to participate in the 9 mile ride. Andrew R Stewart, Rochester Bicycling Club Board member, will lead the riders along a predetermined route through the township of Penfield, starting and finishing at the Highway Department parking lot on Jackson Rd, across from Veteran's Memorial Park. A motorcycle escort, by Karwowski Escort Service, will provide safe escort for the participants